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HEAVY METAL FRUIT

Motorpsycho

 

Eclectic Prog

3.77 | 173 ratings

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akajazzman
5 stars Another buy I have to thank you guys for. I've been watching the #1 ranking this album's been getting all year and thought I better snatch it up. When I first put this on, I thought, "no way" this is sounding too good for my ears. Like its delivering what I've been craving. Which is non- Prog metal, but progressively inclined music, with a balance of structure and art. Some progressive form, to give the music some construction and them some inspired music to hang off of that structure.

This stuff is pretty exhilarating, in a way that Mars Volta was to me the first time I heard them. Very different bands of course, in that Mars Volta is all about sonic pandemonium and Motorpsycho is more controlled and stripped down. Many have mentioned the psychedelic connection, but I think it's a little different than that. There's often a greasy bloozey underbelly that critics love, from the Stooges and Pere Ubu to the Godz . This stuff is also a little more space rock, in a Hawkwind way, than psychedelic. There's also a tad of Godspeed You Black Emperor going on. Most important, they're taking Rock sounds we may be familiar but reshuffling and arranging them in new ways.

"Heavy Metal Fruit" is everything many post-progers will love. For "some of us" Dream Theater and the Flower Kings continue to crank out too much of the "same ole same ole". We need something newer and original. Sure Motorpsycho pulls sounds from the past, but they rearrange -- and stretch them out -- in very original ways that are far more refreshing to my ears than the "same ole same ole".

akajazzman | 5/5 |

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